Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 84 58
Rank change year-on-year +51 -26 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 90 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.25% 2.36% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.66% 15.38% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 10 2
Essex median daily rate £500 £150 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -59.46% -6.03%
10th Percentile £325 £125 £344
90th Percentile £600 £441 £380
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £28.65
90th Percentile £58.25 - £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -55.00% +25.98%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 239 130 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.56% 15.35% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 69 114
Essex median daily rate £475 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.01% +34.17% -25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £162 £225
90th Percentile £600 £567 £488
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 27
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -12.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23.78 £21.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.91 £46.00 £47.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £21.67
% change year-on-year -14.15% -5.91% +3.17%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +20 23 £529 +17.50% 1
Harlow - 14 £450 - 8
Basildon +1 2 £133 +0.20% 3
Chelmsford -2 1 - - 3
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 90 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.44%) DevOps
4 25 (27.78%) Scrum
5 23 (25.56%) JIRA
6 21 (23.33%) Java
7 18 (20.00%) Confluence
8 17 (18.89%) Linux
9 16 (17.78%) Configuration Management
9 16 (17.78%) Ansible
10 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (16.67%) SQL
11 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (15.56%) Unix
11 14 (15.56%) User Stories
12 13 (14.44%) TDD
12 13 (14.44%) MySQL
12 13 (14.44%) Oracle
12 13 (14.44%) Shell Script
13 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
13 12 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.22%) Web Services
15 10 (11.11%) Project Management
15 10 (11.11%) Kanban
15 10 (11.11%) Open Source
15 10 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
16 9 (10.00%) Skype

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.00%) Confluence
2 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.33%) Apache
4 3 (3.33%) IBM Domino
4 3 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.33%) JBoss
5 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.22%) WildFly
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Skype
2 4 (4.44%) Firewall
3 3 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.22%) DCCP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) Internet
4 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.11%) MPLS
5 1 (1.11%) Network Security
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) Hadoop
2 7 (7.78%) Pentaho
3 6 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.56%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (5.56%) GIS
5 1 (1.11%) Impala
5 1 (1.11%) Ingres
5 1 (1.11%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) JIRA
2 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.67%) Selenium
5 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.44%) Artifactory
6 4 (4.44%) JUnit
6 4 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.33%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.22%) CruiseControl
8 2 (2.22%) FishEye
8 2 (2.22%) Hudson
8 2 (2.22%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.11%) Ant
9 1 (1.11%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.11%) JMeter
9 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.11%) Maven
9 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Electronics
2 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.22%) Marketing
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (12.22%) Developer
2 9 (10.00%) Analyst
2 9 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (7.78%) Architect
4 6 (6.67%) Consultant
4 6 (6.67%) Pentaho Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Scrum Master
6 4 (4.44%) Security Manager
6 4 (4.44%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) Middleware
2 5 (5.56%) REST
3 4 (4.44%) GWT
3 4 (4.44%) Spring
4 3 (3.33%) Apache Flex
4 3 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.22%) RESTful
5 2 (2.22%) SOAP
5 2 (2.22%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.11%) Ajax
6 1 (1.11%) AWT
6 1 (1.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) JMS
6 1 (1.11%) Swing
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.11%) CESG
4 1 (1.11%) CMDB
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) Unix
3 9 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) DevOps
3 25 (27.78%) Scrum
4 16 (17.78%) Configuration Management
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.56%) User Stories
7 13 (14.44%) TDD
8 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (11.11%) Kanban
9 10 (11.11%) Open Source
9 10 (11.11%) Project Management
10 9 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 8 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (8.89%) Software Delivery
12 7 (7.78%) Migration
13 6 (6.67%) Information Security
13 6 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (6.67%) SDLC
14 5 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) Java
2 15 (16.67%) SQL
3 13 (14.44%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.00%) C
5 3 (3.33%) Java 8
6 2 (2.22%) Perl
6 2 (2.22%) Python
6 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) Degree
3 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) CISSP
4 3 (3.33%) ISEB
4 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (1.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) Def Stans
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.33%) PMO
2 3 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.22%) GCP
3 2 (2.22%) GDPR
3 2 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Docker
3 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) Ansible
2 8 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.89%) Puppet
3 3 (3.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.11%) Consul
4 1 (1.11%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.11%) QRadar
4 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle
2 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.33%) Adobe
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco
4 3 (3.33%) Google
4 3 (3.33%) Informatica
4 3 (3.33%) Intel
4 3 (3.33%) Lotus
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) Juniper
6 1 (1.11%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.11%) Symantec